I previously to buying this amazing guitar, had a Fender Squier Stratocaster Affinity Series. The Squier was a beginner guitar, so I knew it was time to upgrade after a couple years. I bought my Godin SD flame maple top at Jay's Musik Shoppe in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada, for $574.99.
I like the large amounts of sustain this guitar gives out. That was what caught my attention to it. Also the neck was set up really well, so the action on it was perfect. I have never been able to play scales so fast on any other guitar I have played. I also like the fact that the guitar is North American made. This guitar gives great kick with distortion, and a nice smooth tone when clean.
The tuning pegs on it seemed to, at first, continuously slip. But after I got the tuning pegs fixed, it has barely gone out of tune yet.
The nack is bolted on to the body firmly with four bolts. Also the volume and tone knobs are made of metal. The body of the guitar is lightweight and easy to hold and play.
I would recommend this guitar model to anyone who has just advanced from the amatuer level to the semi-professional level.
I paid 375 euro for this guitar (new). The local shop here had it for 420 earlier, and I almost bought it, but now it was one sale,I've been playing an acoustical Simon & Patrick which I really like. Electically I played a Rickenbacker 420, which I liked for it's looks and history, but the possibilities are limited. I wanted to buy a cheap guitar and when I saw the Godin I liked it right away. When I saw later that it comes from the same manufacturer as my Simon and Patrick, I know I wanted it! so it took me 5 minutes to decide.
It's a simply a great guitar! It looks wonderful, feels great, plays really smooth and sounds just fantastic! I'd recommend it to anybody. The action is great, it is well in tune all the way to the high end of the neck. I just love the shape of the body.
Actually (for now..?) I can't understand why anybody would want to buy a more expensive guitar (well, maybe except for a Godin with MIDI pickup.. ). Oh, and the gigbag that came with it is great as well.
Not a lot. There was a small rattle when I started to play, turned out to be one small screw in the tremolo mechanism.
The finish is great, the pickguard looks great. The knobs are great, the neck is beautiful, the tuning mechanism feels solid but light. It's just a good guitar.
If you're looking for a great electric guitar for a good price, buy this guitar! (and if you want an acoustical one; buy the Simon and Patrick, sounds as good as a Martin at 1/3 of the price).
I purchased the guitar through the e bay site at, aire guitars.I paid the miserly sum of £250 and got a superb godin gig bag.
this guitar was to be a spare but its so good its now my main guitar.
the finish is superb the instrument oozes quality the electrics are first rate, the sounds you get are, dirty strat,to srv type tones,through to a to a jangly telecaster rock n roll sound, the spectrum is that wide,
the pickups are the business, you get two rails and one beefy humbucker that kicks!
there is nothing to fault i purchased the maple fretboard model to get the strat type sound.it does not do heavy metal chugging but it wasnt made for that.
the body is nicely weighted ,not too heavy with a maple neck and fretboard, the cutaway at the base of the neck is brilliantly crafted, to enable the player to get the high notes with ease.the tuners are of the finest nickel type material and look really sturdy, everything just feels right about this great instrument.
I have owned many guitars washburns, samicks, epiphones,and a mexican strat but this guitar just blows them all away for sheer feel of quality and superb tone.